Muttaqi confident IEA will be recognized as legitimate government in time

The Foreign Minister of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan (IEA) says that currently the embassies of neighboring countries and countries in the region have diplomatic representation in Kabul and are active in the country.

In a recent interview with Dorar TV, Mawlavi Amir Khan Muttaqi said the Islamic Emirate has trade relations with neighboring countries and ambassadors of the Islamic Emirate are in neighboring countries. He said in turn, diplomats from neighboring countries are also in Afghanistan.

He said their mere presence in the country was recognition in itself – despite these countries not having officially announced their recognition of the IEA government.

“No official announcement has been made yet, and this has its own factors. A number of countries are under the influence of some countries or they have not made an official announcement due to some matters and other issues,” Muttaqi said.

Muttaqi said one reason was that over a 20 year period at least 50 countries fought the IEA in a war, resulting in human casualties and financial losses. “For this reason, it is natural that the issue of recognizing Afghanistan is a little difficult for them and it will take time,” Muttaqi added.

The foreign minister said the IEA hopes that progress in this respect will be made. “As you have seen, recently we have activated a number of embassies and this issue of recognition will gradually be solved.” he added.